Museu das Marionetas do Porto is an author museum, centered on the work of João Paulo Seara Cardoso (1956-2010), director and artistic director of Teatro de Marionetas do Porto.
It’s a place of memory and future, constantly being updated. Its architectural project was created by José Gigante, who also made the project for Teatro de Belomonte, the company’s head office, still in operation.
The opening of the Museum (in 2013) celebrated the 25 years of the company. During the first 3 years the museum was located in Rua das Flores no. 22. On September 29, 2016 the museum moved to the building adjacent to the head office, in Rua de Belomonte.
Marionettes, stage props and other symbolic objects used in the performances, as well as some of its stories, are exhibited and shared in the Museum.